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Animators are artists who design the moving characters that appear in movies, videos, television shows, commercials, Web sites, and in other digital media. They are also known as digital animators and motion cartoonists. There are 29,000 multimedia artists and animators employed in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Apprenticeship

Certification/License

None

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Creative

Organized

Career Ladder
Animation Company Manager or Executive

Experienced Animator

Entry-Level Animator

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